Well, isn't that all nice? John McCain knows some women are feeling disaffected and betrayed by the Democratic Party and its perceived treatment of Senator Hillary Clinton, so he's gone out and chosen a woman as his running mate.
I have no doubt this was, in part, an effort to appeal to the aforementioned women, many of whom were supporters of Senator Clinton. And his choice to appeal to them was...
A strongly anti-choice (the anti-choice crew is giddy already if that article is any indication), anti-gay rights, perhaps ethically challenged, of-less-experience-than-Barack-Obama (and Barack is woefully unprepared, remember?), apparently popular (which makes Obama mock-worthy) woman.
But... at least she's a woman, right?
Essentialism at its finest.